Jul 01, 2022
Baby’s father charged in slaying of stroller-pushing NYC mom
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Slain mother Azsia Johnson’s family identified suspect Isaac Argro as the baby’s father and said he routinely abused Johnson, beating her during her pregnancy and threatening to kill her.
Argro, 22, is charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. Information on a lawyer who could speak on his behalf was not immediately available.
Johnson, 20, was shot around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 95th Street on the Upper East Side. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 3-month-old in the stroller was not hurt, police said, but was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation.
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Athlete furious as ‘seven’ armed cops pull him over ‘for using phone’ – 2 years after ‘racial profiling’ stop-and-search
A TOP athlete has told of his fury after he was pulled over by "seven armed cops" two years after he was allegedly racially profiled during a stop-and-search.
Portuguese sprinter Ricardo dos Santos, 27, had been driving home in his Tesla on the A40 in London when a police car pulled in front of him.3Portuguese sprinter Ricardo dos Santos, 27, was pulled over by police on Saturday night 3He and his British sprinter partner Bianca Williams were allegedly racially profiled by police in 2020Credit: Facebook/Bianca Williams 3He claims seven armed cops surrounded his car on Saturday night
When he eventually found a safe spot to pull in, he claims he was met with an “aggressive” officer.
Video shops the cop banging on the window before unfurling his collapsible baton.
Ricardo says he was told they thought he had been on the phone while driving - and his £57,000 car was soon surrounded by seven police officers.
He and his Team GB athlete girlfriend Bianca Williams were victims of an alleged racist stop-and-search incident back in 2020.
Describing last night’s events on Twitter Ricardo said: “Not surprised I had to go through this again.
“Whilst driving home last night seven armed @metpoliceuk officers stopped me because they thought I was on my phone whilst driving. At their request I pulled over when safe to do so.
“After I stopped two officers ran towards either side of the car, one fist clenched banged on my window and tried opening the car door.
“Not knowing how to use a Tesla handle he took out his baton out of frustration ready to smash the glass.”
“Annoyed that 2 years down nothing has changed but they still manage to over police..
“Why do 7 armed officers need to be present when I was alone? Two or three max would have been enough.”Most read in NewsDC HORROR Man sets car on fire and crashes into US Capitol barricade before killing himselfJET HORROR Chaos at Las Vegas airport as reports of active shooter send crowds fleeingDOOMED STAR Elvis theory claims singer was destined to die young due to shocking reasonCHURCH TRAGEDY Kids among at least 41 killed in horror Sunday service church fire
When asked what officers said when they realised he had not been on the phone, he said: “I quote ‘let's put that matter to bed’ was what they said.
“Nothing better to do with their night, the whole response and the need for backup was over the top.”
Back in April it was revealed that five police officers could face the sack over the 2020 stop-and-search.
The Independent Office of Police Conduct said that an acting sergeant and four PCs will appear before a gross misconduct board.
The couple had been making their way home from race training when cops conducted a stop-and-search in July 2020.TREATED LIKE 'SCUM'
They were handcuffed in front of their three-month-old baby during a search for weapons and drugs in West London. None was found.
The Met referred itself to the IOPC after footage was put online by their coach, Olympic sprint ace Linford Christie.
Williams and partner Ricardo dos Santos, 27, believe they were racially profiled and said they had been treated like "scum".
At the time she said: "I hope this opens the door for the Met to start being more honest about the culture of racism."
A spokesperson for Met Police told The Sun: "We are aware of footage on social media showing part of a stop on a car.
"At about 04.00hours on Sunday, 14 August, armed officers were on routine patrol in a marked police vehicle.
"They saw a car travelling eastbound on the A40 Westway and were concerned the driver may be using a mobile phone at the wheel.
"The officers clearly indicated for the car to pull over but it failed to do so and they called for further assistance. The driver stopped about five minutes later in Orsett Terrace W2, and the officers spoke to him about why they wanted to stop the vehicle.
"Following the conversation the vehicle was allowed on its way. We have since contacted the driver via Twitter to invite him to contact us if he would like to discuss this matter further."